Micaela Powers

Manufacturing and its Impact on Ontario’s Economy

Ontario is rich in natural resources – from the forests and minerals in the north to the fertile farmland in the south. Although some of these resources are exported as raw materials, Ontario has a...

The Canadian Fishing Industry

Canada and the United States are well known for sharing a long land border, but Canada’s other borders are shared with oceans, the Pacific in the west, the Atlantic in the east and the Arctic...

Canada: Ontario’s Forestry Industry and What You Need to Know Today

The province of Ontario’s land comprises 66 per cent of forest, according to Ontario.ca. Most of this is in the Boreal forest region, on the Canadian Shield. There are three other main forest regions in...

Ontario Overview

Ontario has densely populated cities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in the south, and remote communities in the forests of the Canadian Shield in the north. This is reflected in the top...

The Canadian aerospace industry reaches for the stars

Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Canada, accounting for around 10 per cent of the country’s GDP according to Statistics Canada. Many products are manufactured in Canada, but the area that sees the most...

An Introduction to Canadian Industries

Canada is the second largest country in the world and is divided into 10 provinces and three territories, each with a unique economy and culture. Because the Canadian landscape varies dramatically from coast to coast,...

Canada Immigration announces changes to help international students begin their studies in the fall

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on Tuesday that they would be making another temporary policy change to help international students wishing to study at Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs). There has been some...

Canada’s new NAFTA with the United States and Mexico

On July 1, 2020, the new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into effect. This agreement, called the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), is an updated replacement for the North American Free...

Study Shows Dexamethasone is the First Drug Shown To Improve COVID-19 Survival Rates

Researchers have been working hard to find treatments to help reduce the mortality rate and stop the spread of COVID-19. Preliminary research from a randomized clinical trial in the United Kingdom suggests that a drug...

Proposed program to give Canadian permanent residency to asylum seekers working in health care

The federal government is working on a special program that would grant Canadian permanent residency to asylum seekers who have worked in the health care roles during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Throughout the COVID-19...

Canada Exempts Essential Temporary Foreign Workers from Giving Oversea Biometrics

In order to come to Canada, some applications, like work permits, require applicants to give their biometrics. Usually, this is done by going to the nearest visa application centre (VAC) or biometrics collection site, paying...

Labour Market Impact Assessments: Increased Median Wages for 2020 Temporary Foreign Worker Program and COVID-19 Measures in Canada

When Canadian employers hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), they are required to meet certain standards. To ensure that they have a skill gap that cannot be filled by a Canadian citizen...

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Winter is in Full Swing at Canada’s Wonderland

Photo courtesy of Canada’s Wonderland. Have you ever been to Canada’s Wonderland? What about in the winter? It is a different environment and experience with...

Saskatchewan Government Announces Over $4 Million in Funding For Skills Training Programs

The government of Saskatchewan says more funding will be provided for skills training programs in the province. On Monday, the government announced approximately $4.38 million...

Global Maple Shortage Forces Quebec to Release Half Its Strategic Reserve

Quebec produces 73 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply but was hit with a shorter and warmer spring sugaring season, causing output to...

Nova Scotia Offers Pioneering Helpline Exclusively for Men

Nova Scotia has established what is believed to be Canada’s first 24-hour helpline exclusively for men in response to an urgent need that arose...

Canadian Developed Screening Test Aims to Detect Early Stage Cancer Using Blood Samples

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in late-stage cancer diagnoses, with restrictions preventing or discouraging many from getting screened early. But a new...

Ottawa to Get Women’s Field Hockey Team Home from South Africa After Omicron Travel Ban

The federal government is working hard to get a Canadian field hockey team stranded in South Africa back home. The situation has arisen as...

B.C. Extends State of Emergency as Third Atmospheric Storm Looms

The B.C. government has extended its state of emergency due to the ongoing flooding until Dec. 14. On Monday, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said...

Omicron Variant Prompts Emergency G7 Health Meeting Including Canada

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and his counterparts from other G7 countries agreed Monday to closely monitor and share information about the highly mutated Omicron...

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